Quarantine Q&A

It’s day 19 of quarantine for me. How’s it going for you? Are you settling into this chaotic new normal, or are you mourning the way life used to be? There is no wrong answer here. I flip back and forth, depending on the day. No matter my mood, I’m definitely enjoying the memes going around. That’s all we can do, right?

I’m in a Toastmasters public speaking group at work. Last Thursday, I led a virtual meeting where we had an informal Q&A session about social distancing. The meeting was fun and it was nice “seeing” everyone.

For today’s post, I’m answering some of our meeting discussion questions here. Feel free to copy and share on your blog, too.

Have you binge-watched any good shows lately? Yes. I’m a little embarrassed to admit this, but I blew through the entire new season of Ozark in one weekend. I am a big fan of the series and the new episodes did not disappoint. I won’t say anything else, in case you haven’t watched it yet. If you’re looking for a recommendation, check it out.

With so many businesses being temporarily closed, what store do you miss the most? I miss a few stores right now, but one in particular comes to mind: a thrift store near my house. Before the quarantine, Daphne and I would stop in every Sunday to check new arrivals and deals. The shirt I’m wearing in the pic below was one of my thrifted finds! I can’t wait to be able to go out and explore again.

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Have you bought any quarantine snacks that you don’t usually buy? I’ve been craving cookies lately. I haven’t been out grocery shopping, but when Alan goes out, I’ve asked him to pick me up a box of cookies each week.

Are you working out at home? If so, what program or exercises are you doing? When places started closing across the country, we decided to convert our garage into a makeshift gym. After cleaning it and giving it a fresh coat of paint, I really like the space. We have some basic equipment (a rack, a bench, a barbell) so I am able to keep a very similar routine to what I did before the outbreak.

Have you completed any home improvement projects? Yes, we’ve done a ton of painting. So far, we’ve painted our bedroom, the upstairs hallway, the garage, and touched up some trim around the house. Next, we are painting the guest bedroom. Our downstairs powder room will come later.

Have you spent any time in nature? Yes. Last weekend we walked around Moraine State Park, which was very relaxing. I’ve heard some of the parks are getting really busy now with the weather getting warmer, so I hope we can continue to spend time exploring outside.

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